Hollins accuses CP3 of being ‘a flopper’

Best-of-seven series tend to rachet up the emotion of competing teams as they see each other more often than in the regular season. 

That familiarity-breeds-contempt attitude has certainly been true in the Memphis-Los Angeles Clippers. The games have been tight with the Clippers claiming a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series after their victory Monday night in Los Angeles.

It sounds like Memphis coach Lionel Hollins is starting to see a little bit too much of Chris Paul of the Clippers, at least if his comments made during an in-game interview with TNT are any indication.

When asked why he inserted defensive stopper Tony Allen on Paul rather than Memphis point guard Mike Conley, Hollins had a specific reason.

“We just want a bigger stronger guy to get in and save Mike a couple of fouls early on because Chris does a good job of flopping and drawing fouls,” Hollins told interviewer Jaime Maggio. “We just want to make sure we kept him out of that.”

The look on Hollins faced when he answered the question, as can be seen below in the You Tube clip of the story, clearly shows his exasperation.

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